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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Special Pensions Act, No. 69 of 1996

Long title

To give effect to section 189 of the Constitution; to provide for special pensions to be paid to persons who made sacrifices or served the public interest in the cause of establishing a democratic constitutional order; to prescribe rules for determining the persons who are entitled to receive those pensions; to establish a Special Pensions Board and a Special Pensions Review Board; and to provide for related matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

PART 1. RIGHT TO PENSION OF PERSONS 35 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ON 1 DECEMBER 1996 AND SURVIVOR'S LUMP SUM BENEFIT [... Title amended by Act 2005_027_001_20060116 - was entitled "PART 1. BENEFITS"] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_001_20080919 - was entitled "PART 1. RIGHT TO PENSION AND SURVIVOR's LUMP SUM BENEFIT"]
1. Right to pension
2. Right to survivor's lump sum benefit
3. [...repealed by Act 2005_027_003_20060116 - was entitled "Payment to survivor on death of pensioner"]
4. One benefit only to be granted
5. Allocation of survivor's benefit
6. Applications for benefits under Part 1 [...Title amended by Act 2005_027_004(1)_20060116 - was entitled "Applications for benefits"]
6A. Lapsing of Part 1, and certain savings [...inserted by Act 2005_027_005_20060116]

PART 1AA. RIGHT TO PENSION OF PERSONS 30 YEARS OF AGE OR BETWEEN 30 AND 35 YEARS OF GE ON 1 DECEMBER 1996 [...inserted by Act 2008_013_002_20080919]
6Abis
Right to pension [...inserted by Act 2008_013_002_20080919]

PART 1A. SURVIVOR BENEFITS ON DEATH OF PENSIONER AND FUNERAL BENEFITS [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_003_20080919 - was entitled "BENEFITS ON DEATH OF PENSIONER"]
6B. Limitation on benefits payable under Part 1A [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]
6C. Right to lump sum benefit [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]
6D. Right to monthly pension [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]
6E. Allocation of equal shares in benefit [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]
6F. Funeral benefits [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]
6G. Applications for benefits under Part 1A [...inserted by Act 2005_027_006_20060116]

PART 1B. ADMINISTRATION AND APPEAL [...inserted by Act 2005_027_007_20060116] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_009_20080919 - was entitled :DETERMINATION BY BOARD AND APPEAL"] 
7. Administration of Act [...Title amended by Act 2005_027_008_20060116 - was entitled "Determination by Board"] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_010_20080919 - was entitled "Determination by Board and appeal"]
8. Right of appeal against designated institution's decision [...Title amended by Act 2003_021_002_20031007- was entitled "Right to appeal against decision"] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_011_20080919 - was entitled "Right of appeal against Board's decision]**
8AA.
Establishment and appointment of Appeal Board [...inserted by Act 2008_013_012_20080919]

PART 1C. MATTERS RELATING TO BENEFITS [...inserted by Act 2005_027_008_20060116]
8A. Moneys for payment of benefits [...inserted by Act 2005_027_009_20060116]
9. Payment of benefits
10. [...repealed by Act 2005_027_011_20060116 - was entitled "Payments to other public pension funds"]
11. [...repealed by Act 1998-075_004_19981002 - was entitled "Optional early pensions"]
12. Increases in pension amounts
13. Pensions cannot be assigned or attached
14. Qualification for other benefit
14A. Reconsideration and allocation of benefit paid [...inserted by Act 2005_027_013_20060116]
14B. Repayment of benefit to which person was not entitled [...inserted by Act 2005_027_013_20060116]

PART 2. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF DESIGNATED INSTITUTION [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_018_20080919 - was entitled "SPECIAL PENSIONS BOARD"]
15. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Establishment of Board"]
16. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Appointment of members"]
17. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Remuneration of members"]
18. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Conduct of members"]
19. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Board to be unfettered"]
20. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Board business"]
21. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Staff and contractors"]
22. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Chief Executive Officer"]
23. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Board finances"]
24. Duties and powers of designated institution [...Title amended by Act - was entitled "Duties and powers of Board"]
25. Designated institution investigations [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_025_20080919 - was entitled "Board investigations"]
26. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Legal proceedings against Board"]
27. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Dissolution of Board"]
28. [...repealed by Act 2008_013_019_20080919 - was entitled "Review Board"]

PART 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS
29. Regulations [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_020_20080919 - was entitled "Minister's powers"]
29A. Fair administrative action [...inserted by Act 2008_013_021_20080919]
29B. Indemnity [...inserted by Act 2008_013_021_20080919]
30. Offences
31. Definitions
32. Short title and commencement
Sch.1 SCHEDULE 1. CRIMES AND LIST OF ACTS (SECTION 1(1)(b)(iii))
Sch.2 SCHEDULE 2. APPLICATION FORM FOR PENSION (UNDER SPECIAL PENSIONS ACT, 1996) [s6, s7, s8, s31]
Sch.3 SCHEDULE 3. PENSION PAYABLE IN TERMS OF SECTIONS 1(6) and 6Abis(4) [...Title amended by Act 1998_075_010_19981002 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 3. PENSIONS PAYABLE IN TERMS OF SUBSECTION (6) OF SECTION 1"] [...Title amended by Act 2008_013_025_20080919 - was entitled "PENSIONS PAYABLE IN TERMS OF SECTION 1(6)]  
Sch.4 SCHEDULE 4. FUNERAL BENEFITS PAYABLE IN TERMS OF SECTION 6F [...inserted by Act 2005_027_020_20060116]
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